Fire and EMS Transition Plan

Transition Plan for Town of Wheaton to Leave Chippewa Fire District

As part of leaving Chippewa Fire District the following transition plan was developed to track progress and ensure transition plan remains on track for Go-Live date.

Timeline Task Description Status
May 2019 Create Wheaton Fire & EMS Research Committee Completed
August 2019 Wheaton Fire & EMS Research Committee Recommendation for Town Board Finalized Completed
September 2019 Finalize Negotiations with City of Eau Claire and City of Chippewa Falls on EMS Services and receive final City approvals

 

Contracts signed with City of Eau Claire EMS and City of Chippewa Falls EMS

Completed

 

EC - Completed

CF - In Progress

October 1, 2019 Town of Wheaton notice provided to Chippewa Fire District Completed
October 2019 Town of Wheaton requests Chippewa Fire District provide which distribution method will be used for handling Town of Wheaton share of Chippewa Fire District

Begin Promoting Volunteers Needed and Application Process

Town of Wheaton Budget Process

Determine Wheaton Fire Department Committee Members

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November 2019 Town of Wheaton Budget Finalized and Approved Completed
December 2019 Setup Wheaton Fire Department Committee Completed
January 2020 – December 2020 Organization

Determine Type of Fire Department - Decided on Municipal

Determine Chief Hiring Process and Hire Date

Determine if Fire Commission Needed - Decided Fire Commission Needed

Research ByLaws

Create Fire Entity Ordinance - Decided on Wheaton Fire and Rescue and Ordinance # will be 39

Legal Reviews / Contracts

City of Eau Claire EMS Contract approved and signed

City of Chippewa Falls EMS Contract approved and signed

Setup Mutual Aid Contracts

Review Federal Regulations

Attorney reviews Fire Department to ensure in compliance with State Laws

Equipment

Equipment Requirements and Maintenance

Research Purchasing of Radios for Trucks and Handheld Radios

Purchasing Trucks

Purchasing Equipment Other Than Trucks

Funding

Apply for Grants

Funding Sources

Reach Agreement with Chippewa Fire District on Final Wheaton Valuation of Chippewa Fire District

Personnel

Volunteers Recruitment including Current Members

Encourage Existing Firefighters to become First Responders or EMTs

 

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December 31, 2020 Town of Wheaton contract with Chippewa Fire District expires Open
January 1, 2021 Go-Live Date

Contact Chippewa County 911 Call Center Prior to Go-Live Date

Wheaton Fire District begins providing Fire & First Responder Service

Eau Claire provides EMS Service for areas west of County Road F and 80th Street

Chippewa Falls provides EMS Service for areas east of County Road F to Chippewa Falls

 

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